Celia and the Sweet Sweet Water Long ago a young girl named Celia lived with her mother and a grumpy dog Brumble in a tiny house deep in the countryside When Celia s beloved mother fell ill Celia tried to make her feel better b

  • Title: Celia and the Sweet, Sweet Water
  • Author: Katherine Paterson Vladimir Vagin
  • ISBN: 9780395913246
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Long ago, a young girl named Celia lived with her mother and a grumpy dog, Brumble, in a tiny house deep in the countryside When Celia s beloved mother fell ill, Celia tried to make her feel better, but nothing seemed to help If only I could drink once the sweet, sweet water of my childhood, my life would be saved, her mother cried As Celia loves her mother veryLong ago, a young girl named Celia lived with her mother and a grumpy dog, Brumble, in a tiny house deep in the countryside When Celia s beloved mother fell ill, Celia tried to make her feel better, but nothing seemed to help If only I could drink once the sweet, sweet water of my childhood, my life would be saved, her mother cried As Celia loves her mother very much, she sets out immediately with the complaining Brumble to find the precious water Along the way, they meet several unhappy creatures a wild child of the woods a sobbing, wretched woman of the water and a mad man of the mountain Through kindness and enormous generosity, Celia manages not only to complete her quest, but to dissolve the sorrow of the three souls she has encountered on her journey.

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    1. Katherine Paterson Vladimir Vagin says:

      From author s website People are always asking me questions I don t have answers for One is, When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer The fact is that I never wanted to be a writer, at least not when I was a child, or even a young woman Today I want very much to be a writer But when I was ten, I wanted to be either a movie star or a missionary When I was twenty, I wanted to get married and have lots of children.Another question I can t answer is, When did you begin writing I can t remember I know I began reading when I was four or five, because I couldn t stand not being able to I must have tried writing soon afterward Fortunately, very few samples of my early writing survived the eighteen moves I made before I was eighteen years old I say fortunately, because the samples that did manage to survive are terrible, with the single exception of a rather nice letter I wrote to my father when I was seven We were living in Shanghai, and my father was working in our old home territory, which at the time was across various battle lines I missed him very much, and in telling him so, I managed a piece of writing I am not ashamed of to this day.A lot has happened to me since I wrote that letter The following year, we had to refugee a second time because war between Japan and the United States seemed inevitable During World War II, we lived in Virginia and North Carolina, and when our family s return to China was indefinitely postponed, we moved to various towns in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, before my parents settled in Winchester, Virginia.By that time, I was ready to begin college I spent four years at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, doing what I loved best reading English and American literature and avoiding math whenever possible.My dream of becoming a movie star never came true, but I did a lot of acting all through school, and the first writing for which I got any applause consisted of plays I wrote for my sixth grade friends to act out.On the way to becoming a missionary, I spent a year teaching in a rural school in northern Virginia, where almost all my children were like Jesse Aarons I ll never forget that wonderful class A teacher I once met at a meeting in Virginia told me that when she read Bridge to Terabithia to her class, one of the girls told her that her mother had been in that Lovettsville sixth grade I am very happy that those children, now grown up with children of their own, know about the book I hope they can tell by reading it how much they meant to me.After Lovettsville, I spent two years in graduate school in Richmond, Virginia, studying Bible and Christian education then I went to Japan My childhood dream was, of course, to be a missionary to China and eat Chinese food three times a day But China was closed to Americans in 1957, and a Japanese friend urged me to go to Japan instead I remembered the Japanese as the enemy They were the ones who dropped the bombs and then occupied the towns where I had lived as a child I was afraid of the Japanese, and so I hated them But my friend persuaded me to put aside those childish feelings and give myself a chance to view the Japanese in a new way.If you ve read my early books, you must know that I came to love Japan and feel very much at home there I went to language school, and lived and worked in that country for four years I had every intention of spending the rest of my life among the Japanese But when I returned to the States for a year of study in New York, I met a young Presbyterian pastor who changed the direction of my life once again We were married in 1962.I suppose my life as a writer really began in 1964 The Presbyterian church asked me to write some curriculum materials for fifth and sixth graders Since the church had given me a scholarship to study and I had married instead of going back to work in Japan, I felt I owed them something for their m



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    1. A young girl and her loving mother lived deep in the woods. When Celia's mother became suddenly ill, only sweet water from her childhood, she would live. Braving the terrors of the forest, including the screams of a wild child, a wretched woman of the water and a very mad man of the mountain, Celia was able to find the well containing the magic water. Bottling the water and returning through the forest, in her haste to get the water to her mother, she fell and all water was gone.As she cried whi [...]

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